how to determine the serotype of a pathogen?
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:20 AM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:36 PM
if a pathogen only has one serotype, and if the disease caused by the pathogen can happen both in human and animal, can I say there may be a possibility of cross infection between human and animal ?
Edited by xxcici, 06 March 2013 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:47 PM
For a good clear example, look up Lancefield grouping.
If an organism causes infection in both humans and other animals, then of course there is potential for cross infection, but this has nothing to do with the serovar.
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